Holly Mititquq Nordlum is an Alaskan Native Iñupiaq (Inuit) Artist and Activist. Holly grew up in and outside the northern village of Kotzebue, Alaska. Nordlum’s work varies in medium but all in attempts to call attention, educate or celebrate the lives of her Indigenous people. Her traditional tattoo work is a no-machine process which facilitates healing from the traumas of colonization… with traditional patterns combined with in-depth sessions she can foster real change in each individual. And in the end create community in the markings left behind. Her public artwork also educates the Alaskan population about the still surviving tribes of Alaska: their stories, histories and celebrations. Holly talks publicly about the systems that continue to colonize her people and keep them from thriving.